Spennymoor will be looking to bounce back from defeat at King’s Lynn as they prepare to face Kettering Town at The Brewery Field.
The Walks Stadium has been an unhappy hunting ground for the majority of clubs in the division this season, and Moors were the latest to taste defeat after an early Stephen Brogan red card.
Jason Ainsley will be happy to return to home soil as Moors prepare for their first of four home games this month. Kettering are a side on the up following a resurgence under manager Paul Cox, moving five points clear of the relegation zone after a 1-0 win over high flying Farsley Celtic.
Coincidentally, Cox was appointed after Moors beat The Poppies 2-0 at Latimer Park at the start of October. He has guided Kettering to just one league defeat in their previous ten games. It’s a huge turnaround from their start to life in the National League North where they lost nine of their first 13 fixtures.
Speaking to The Northamptonshire Telegraph, Cox said: “Our performances over the Christmas period deserved more points than we got and then, in the Farsley game, it showed we do need to be a bit more ruthless because that game should have been put to bed early on.
“We know it’s going to be a different animal at the weekend. Spennymoor had a tough start but they have got themselves up there and they are a team, especially at home, who get good results.”